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Helpful information and tips on buying, owning or renting a home and the housing market

Interest Rate vs. APR

Interest Rate vs. APR

Interest Rates and APR are both used when applying for a loan. Understanding the difference between them could save you thousands of dollars.

March Madness: The Bottom Line

March Madness: The Bottom Line

The 'Big Dance' is one of the most famous annual sporting events, giving 14 cities the opportunity to shine.

Will Millennials Move Out?

Will Millennials Move Out?

What happens the newly crowned largest generation decides to start buying homes...and what happens if they don't?

How Will Rising Rates Affect Your Bottom Line

How Will Rising Rates Affect Your Bottom Line

With the heightened talk about rising interest rates, many prospective homebuyers are understandably concerned about whether now is the right time to purchase a home.

Taking Responsibility

Taking Responsibility

While shopping for your home is fun and exciting, it's important to remember the responsibilities and financial commitments you'll have as a homeowner.

4 Tips for Buying a HomeSteps Home

4 Tips for Buying a HomeSteps Home

If you're shopping for a home, it's definitely worth taking a look at HomeSteps homes. Here are 4 tips for buying one.

Your Buying Power Just Increased

Your Buying Power Just Increased

New loan limit increases may help you reach your goal of buying a home.

When Mortgage Rates Weren't Groovy

When Mortgage Rates Weren't Groovy

The most dramatic increase in mortgage rates came during the late 1970s. What would happen if rates rise like that again?

What is Home Equity and Why Do I Want It?

What is Home Equity and Why Do I Want It?

Let's define the term and calculate how much home equity you have.

How Your Tax Refund Can Help You Buy a Home

How Your Tax Refund Can Help You Buy a Home

If you're expecting a tax refund this year, check out these three ways your refund could bring you closer to homeownership.

Renting Vs. Buying: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Renting Vs. Buying: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Answer these five questions and you'll be ready to make major decisions by the time the spring thaw comes.

When Is the Best Time to Sign a Lease?

When Is the Best Time to Sign a Lease?

Did you know that you could save hundreds of dollars on rent depending on when you sign your next lease? Two new surveys highlight the differences by month and location.